List of Largest Cities in Louisiana

Louisiana is the 31st largest state by area (51,843 sq miles) in united state and 25th on Population (4,601,893, Louisiana is located in the southern region of the country and English is the official language with 90.8% of speakers of English. Baton Rouge is the capital city of Louisiana, and covered area of 200 km2 with population of 229,426 at the density of 783 km2. New Orleans is the largest city of Louisiana covered area of 438 km2 with the density of 783 inhabitants per km2. The 25 largest cities and towns are of more than 15,000 inhabitants.

RankNamePopulationArea (km²)Density
( inhabitants/km²)
1New Orleans378,715438783
2Baton Rouge229,4262001,144
3Shreveport200,327277722
4Metairie139,000602,302
5Lafayette124,276133905
6Lake Charles74,024109659
7Kenner66,975381,732
8Bossier City66,333109560
9Monroe49,76175647
10Alexandria48,42673647
11Houma34,04037902
12New Iberia30,797281,061
13Central27,743161166
14Slidell27,52638704
15Ruston22,28754404
16Harvey20,348171,196
17Hammond20,33736551
18Sulphur20,15526779
19Bayou Cane19,35519982
20Natchitoches18,27558313
21Gretna17,802101,710
22Opelousas16,49320812
23Chalmette16,75118904
24Estelle16,377121,261
25Zachary15,89461241

Note: The population data mentioned of the year 2013 except Bayou, Cane, Chalmette, Estelle and Harvey in the list, above data from US Census Bureau (Web).